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for lo logistics i'll try to give 30 second notice. >> currently the nsa is holding for five years. the business record data many people suggested it's too long. what do you think about shortening the time whether nsa or some other entity hold it? our analysts think somewhere around three years is probably the least that you could do. and so if we did that, it goes back to what congressman said, i
different formats. the sources of the meta-data in the data legally collected by the nsa under various authorities as well as data provided to nsa by foreign partners. to be perfectly clear this is not information that we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have
i think people have questioned the policies of thes nsa. i think the policies you carry out have been questioned they have been carried out as patriots as evidenced by the fact that almost the majority of the congress actually voted to end the surveillance program and
an official outside of the nsa to provide prior approval of what would be reasonable, arcticble suspicious in order query a name and ask for the information? >> if i could, let me just address because my internet was
and the numbers that are currently on the list. only 22 people at nsa are authorized to provide numbers to approve numbers and about 30 are allowed to look into that database and that's it.
? >> that is correct. those shots they showed lead people to believe that we nsa or the united states collected that information is false and it's false that it was collected on european citizens. it was neither. >> it certainly has created an
the assertions by reporters in france. >> zero mondo and italy that nsa collected tens of millions of phonecalls are completely false. they cite his seven screen shots of a result of a web tool used for data management purposes but both they and the person that stole the classified data did not understand what they were looking at. the web tool counts metadata
shortening the time whether nsa or some other entity hold it? our analysts think somewhere around three years is probably the least that you could do. and so if we did that, it goes back to what congressman said, i think three years makes sense that's what our analysts come up with. >> thank you i yield back. >> thank you, mr. chairman. many others have been running and hiding.
confirmed inspector general of the nsa to provide an extra independent check. we are discussing ways to change the makeup of the fisa court to grant the perception that is controlled by one political party or another. we are looking into creating a privacy advocate and nonexecutive branch lawyer they would take an independent position on matters before the fisa court and involve significant construction or interpretations of the fisa law. the most intriguing but also the
security agency is on the defensive on multiple fronts. the nsa surveillance practices at home and abroad have been front page news afte after the s from nsa contractor edward snowdon. now, bills are in the works in the house and senate that would rein in the spy masters. tonight on inside story we'll take a closer look at the nsa since 9/11, including its mission, it's practices, and it's future. but first this background. >> director keith alexander. >> reporter: demand for intelligence gathering reform are growing on capitol hill over the wake of revelations of massive information gathering. there has been crafted buy partisan legislation to end the collection of puck phone records and the government only focus on foreigners who pose threats. 12 years later the continuing disclosures of nsa surveillance has pushed them to try to rein in the broad sweep of intelligence gathering. appearing on pbs last night. >> there has to be a balance between privacy and security. the nsa and their supporters in the congress have said let's forget about privacy. let's forget about civil liberties. i c
>> coming up, as u.s. relations with other countries sour over the nsa scandal, commerce holds a public hearing to look into the spy issue and hospital performs -- and possible reforms. collateral damage of u.s. drone strikes overseas. a pakistani family on what killed their family matriarch. headed to jail, former u.s. congressman will be spending three years in the slammer. he was convicted of multiple crimes, including wire fraud, conspiracy, a breakdown in his criminal activities later in the show. it is tuesday, october 20 ninth, 5 p.m. in washington, d.c. we begin today with the continued fallout between the united states and the european union over allegations that the u.s. has been spying on its closest allies. german officials have confirmed that the eu is now mulling over sanctions against the u.s. government. it seems the international league has decided that actions are far from over. glenn greenwald says there are many more ahead. >> we are working as fast as we can to make sure that these documents are in every single country which is most countries of the world.
] >>> tonight on c-span the house intelligence committee holds a hearing ons nsa surveillance program and later trayvon martin's mother testifying at the hearing on stand your ground laws. .. only those recognized to speak will be allowed to. >> and those who are not in compliance will be removed from the committee room. i would like to welcome our first panel today. the director of the national intelligence james clapper deputy attorney james cole national security or keith alexander the deputy director of the nsa chris ingalls. following the first panel we will move immediately into the second panel of nongovernment experts who are very knowledgeable on fisa and privacy issues. today's hearing will provide an open forum to discuss amendments to the surveillance act and possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled at the department of justice and the nsa. i hope that all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how the proposal is under consideration in congress would affect the nsa's ability to stop terrorist attacks before they occur and encourage members to answer questio
nsa programs that included spying on foreign leaders in a house intelligence hearing today. in the testimony, national intelligence director james clapper and nsa director keith alexander says data collected was provided to the nsa by other country's intelligence agencies. this hearing is chaired by michigan congressman mike rogers. [inaudible conversations] >> i'll only accept the decorum and only those recognized to speak. i'd like to welcome the first pam today, director of the national intelligence, james clapper, deputy attorney general james cole, national security agency director, keith alexander, deputy director of the nsa, chris england. following the first panel, moving immediately into the second panel of nongovernment experts who are very knowledgeable on fisa and privacy issues. today's hearing is an open forum to discuss potential amendments to the foreign intelligence surveillance act and possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled by the department of justice and the nsa. i hope that all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how propos
. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the failure of the health care website. we have more on what she might say today. >> good morning. you know, kathleen
is a good thing. i want to also ask you about the nsa and the concerns about the nsa becoming a rogue agency. reports today from "the washington post" denied by keith alexander just now, apparently, that the nsa, that our spies are actually unknowingly going into google and yahoo! centers and retrieving data. where does it end? >> well, i have grave concerns about this, andrea. there was a report that i saw that the taps of the phone may have even tapped the pope's phone. we've got to get to the bottom of this. i'll tell you, i have a suspicion about one of the things that's at the root of this. and it is the fact that the authorization for the use of military force passed one week after 9/11 is so broad and open-ended. as you know, the language in that authorization authorized the president to take action against those who committed the 9/11 attacks or their affiliates. that language, or their affiliates, without any limitation in time or geography, has led to a whole series of programs that i think are too open ended. one of the things that i want to explore as we look at correcting these
on the table tonight. late on what the obama administration knew about the nsa surveillance. also ahead, support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high so to speak. thank you [ laughter ] >> aisle be here all week. should schools send home letters telling parents their kids are overweight? fat letters a lot of people call them. we'll be talking about all that tonight. we begin with obama care under fire still yet again with the affordable care act already off to an unauspicious start. report obtained by cnn now shows the obama administration was warned that healthcare.gov was not ready to go live. it looks like one of the president's mantras if you like your health plan you can keep it may not be true for some 15 million americans. does the white house have a message problem or a lot more? joining me on the panele panel, start with chief national correspondent john king who is in washington. john, it is remarkable. this president time and time again said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. it will not change. it will not go away. now it seems like that is techn
>>> the head of the nsa defends the embattled spy agency, testifying before congress. congressman keith alexander says it helps keep terrorism in check. >> all eyes on kathleen sebelius as she is set to defend the affordable care act in a congressional hearing. >> one year later superstorm sandy is remembered. it was one of the most destructive and costly disasters to hit the united states. >> the ongoing war in syria - children diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care and critical vaccinations. [ ♪ theme ] >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. no apology nor excuses from the nation's top spy chief. the head of the national security agency denied reports of phone tapping of foreign citizens and told house members the nsa would rather take a beating in the media than give up a program that protects americans from terrorists. >> the national security agency says chiefs did not illegally tapped. they revealed rare details of america's intelligence gathering techniques. >> confident and almost defiant top spy chiefs made no apologies before the
to talk up the program. >>> remember the movie "casablanca"? the leader of nsa intelligence likens the wire tapping controversy to the film. >>> and a wine shortage predicted for our future. >>> only minor injuries from this crash. >>> a woman plans to give overweight children letters rather than candy for halloween. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. obama care will be on the spotlight again today on capitol hill. for the first time the administration issued a direct apology for the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website. tracie potts joins us with the latest. what can we expect today? >> reporter: you can expect pointed questions to kathleen sebelius. we've been looking through this, there are eight pages of prepared testimony where she'll talk about the problems with the website, but critics also want to know it tnoknow did the gove about the problems in advance and can americans even afford this insurance. today kathleen sebelius will tell congress that health care to the governor has had 20 million hits and 700,000 applications. but from her medicare chief, no word yet o
the irs, nsa, obama care. >> it's not okay that it wasn't known. >> or the commander in chief of the united states. >> it may not be a good look, but i think this is a missed opportunity, right? the vast majority of the people who are not -- who buy their insurance on the individual marketplace are single. those are -- that's a democratic voting bloc, right? almost half of them are below 40 years old. the youngest group is the voting brock. you could have said that and be talk together people who are generally on your side, anyway. so you could have said this and taken away this republican talking point that says -- i'm speaking for the american people. but they're not speaking for the american people. they're speaking for people that are not really affected by this. >> john, the administration says they knew about this, right? >> reporter: well, the administration was told about this. the administration was told about this as the regulations were being written. a from the outside from the insurance industry. b, from the inside from some of their own people. then the question
the accountability on the nsa spying issue. here's peter baker's headline. post, bye washington scott wilson, controversies show how obama's inattention to detail may hurt his presidential legacy. we want to get your thoughts on this. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. independents, (202) 585-3882. tweet, @cspanwj. you can also post your comments on facebook or e-mail us. on both fronts on the nsa and the health care law, president obama's! down to this -- i did not know. no president can be aware of everything going on in a sprawling government that he theoretically manage. -- theoretically manages. this constant questions about how much in charge he really is. days, the president's health and human services secretary said that the -- that despite internal concerns in a mr. obama wasn, not told about serious problems with the new row graham's website until it was rolled out this month. said theicials president was not aware that the national security agency was tapping the phone of agngela merkel. opposition lawmakers and pundits have seized on the white house explanat
) and even if we did listen in on angie merkel's cell phone, we have a damn good reason. i mean, just ask n.s.a. chief and first attempt by student taxidermist general keith alexander. (laughter) explaining who we are and targeting just who we are targeting with these programs. >> who are they spying on? >> we're going after terrorists with those programs. >> stephen: okay? we're going after terrorists so all we're saying is angela merkel is a terrorist. why doesn't she want us to listen to her phone calls? seems suspicion. she's not the only sauerkraut on our hands. one german, katrin goring-eckhart, called the alleged spying an unprecedented breach of trust between two countries. unprecedentd? i don't know katrin. (laughter and applause) personally, i think -- i think -- (cheers and applause) i think deutschland deutschland uber reacting and i am not alo alone. >> the fact, is like it or not this is often a reality of real-world politics. >> we spy on foreign leaders, they spy on our leaders or try to. we're better at it perhaps than they are and they don't like it. >> everybody spies on ever
the white house hasn't confirmed would signal a major shift at the nsa. a german official told the new york times, quote, if we want to return to a relationship based on trust, it will require serious effort. he said this while laying naked under a glass coffee table. don't know what they are into over there. u.s. officials said the white house okayed spying on allies which contradicts what obama and his top aides. this has thrown them under the bus again because again he is a kenyan born, lady hating interloper. our relationship will never be this close with our allies again. >> like i said, first gay marriage and mow it is dogs and dudes. i want to go to the expert here what did you make of the reports that obama was spying on allies? >> without getting into too many details, what we call this in the agency is called something nicey naughty pasamaquadey. first you identify who is nice and that is the president and naughty is nsa. naughty is here and nice right here. as far as pasamaquadey that's over there. >> that's a clear explanation. >> most of us with a background try to do that. >>
a separate house panel faced a barrage of questions about n.s.a. surveillance of u.s. allies. >> ifill: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised to see a city like new york, so many people expose and no levees and no protection at all, that was astonishing to me. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: members of congress took fresh aim at the new
about. what i want to talk about is the fact that the nsa surveillance has been going on further than the bush era. it's been going back to late jay edgar hoover when the eavesdrop on martin luther king jr. and they blackmailed him. i think it's kind of like synonymous with what's going on with mark kell. i was wondering if he could speak i'm not. thank you. >> guest: i don't know what your question is. but the nsa which didn't exist until 1952 by the way, the nsa has, according to the revelations of that we are now seeing from edward snowden has gone on to what anyone realize beyond the wiretapping of angela merkel's personal cell phone. it's hard to believe a terrorist would call her up and say i'm a terrorist and just that i would let you know we are going to blow up a building. doesn't sound very likely that they should be doing that. at least that's my opinion. >> host: what do you make of the revolution's overall but the work the nsa is doing and how that either helps or contributes to what the work at the fbi and the cia do? >> guest: well, the fbi is an important agency obviou
promised to be the most transparent administration, you have "fast and furious," and benghazi, and the nsa, and internal revenue service and now obamacare. committees of congress and equal branch of government, that has a constitutional responsibility to provide oversight cannot get what ought to be available, which is how many people have enrolled. lou: absolutely, conforming to the administration's method of operation. it is clear whether any one of the scandals you mentioned and others this administration chooses silence, choosing to stonewall. and will not respond to either congress or the american people, only now, in the last i would say 48 hours, congressman, we're seeing elements of national liberal media, actually break ranks with the president, and an administration with which they have glen nohave been not complt bucomplicit over the course in his years in office. >> i think that the infatting a itinginfattationis slowly wearie are going to be hurt by this law, there were voices that warned of this in 2010, and consistent since then, poll sykes aside -- politics aside, when it c
the nsa apparently hacked into the main communication links that connect yahoo and google centers around the world. what does this mean? well, it's a government break-in that potentially allows the feds to collect information from hundreds of millions of users, many of them american users. that's according to the "washington post" and documents it obtained from the nsa leaker edward snowden. according to this report, field collectors processed, get this, 181,28 181,280,466 new records in one month. an operation of this kind in the united states is illegal. of course the nsa is allowed to operate overseas but not here. what from google and yahoo. released a statement saying the company is troubled by the allegation. a yahoo spokeswoman says we have not given access to our data centers to the nsa or any other government agency. clearly that is not the accusation. the accusation is that the nsa broke in, not that anybody gave anybody permission. in other words, the nsa broke the law. of course there's more. an italian magazine reports that the nsa may have spied on the pope and some cardina
. bob orr on the fury over n.s.a. surveillance. the stock market makes history. anthony mason on what's driving today's numbers. and whatever happened to the people of the inferno? elaine quijano one year after hurricane sandy torched a neighborhood. >> it's a disgrace that we waited this long. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cb this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the head of the agency that oversees the government's health insurance web site appeared before congress today. marilyn tavenner, the administrator of the centers for medicare and medicaid services apologized for all of the problems with the site. she placed the blame on tardy contractors. that did not satisfy members of the house committee who were frustrated when tavenner would not answer some of the key questions. nancy cordes on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the main thing members wanted to know was how many americans have managed to navigate this system and actually sign up for insurance. they asked her dozens of times, but she wouldn't
to reach a long-term agreement before the temporary budget expires january 15. >>> new details on the nsa spying scandal. now we are learning they allegedly tapped phones at the vatican, as well. the nsa spied on top cardinals as they prepared to elect a new pope in march. it also reports agents listed on phone -- listened in on phone calls. the vatican says it doesn't know anything about the spying and it's not worried about it. nsa has already been accused of spying on allies and tapping the german chancellor's personal cell phone. >>> police want to speak to a man who may have seen a bay area woman in a stairwell at san francisco general. the man told a hospital supervisor he saw someone lying in the stairwell october 4, four days later lynne spalding's body was found. an attorney for the hospital told spalding's family the supervisor checked the stairwell that day but didn't see anything. >>> in other bay area news this wednesday afternoon two dozen employees scrambled to escape flames inside a union city bakery this morning. smoke came from the roof while firefighters arrived on the
taps on foreign citizens are not true. the nsa would rather take the beating in the media than give up a program protecting americans from terrorists. >> top chiefs say the agency did nothing illegal, and part of the problem is leaked documents. they reveal rare details of america's surveillance techniques. >> vigorously defending the job agencies do to keep america and allies safe. >> there's not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that is not by luck. they didn't stop hating us they didn't say that they were going just forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the nsa has been collecting phone calls and text mess inls of millions of citizens. congressman james sensesenbrenner, the author of the "the patriot act" is expected to propose a new law, the freedom act, stopping dragnet collection of phone calls from citizens, place stronger restrictions on who is tarted and appoint an advocate to the courts protecting rights. the director of
in scandal and failure. and moody's chief economist john lonski is joining us, and nsa wiretapping program, allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center. one of the world's most reported sir irespectspiritual voices. and dodgadministration trying tk as well further investigation of benghazi, we'll told you how, next. stay with us. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the w
and apologised. the director of the nsa said eavesdropping on thousands in france and spain is not true. keith alexander told a house intelligence committee that his teams operate under strict oversites and he would rather take a media beating than allow terrorists into the country >> israel released palestine prisoners, the second of four groups. it's part of a deal to get the middle east peace talks on track. many of the prisoners who spent the last 20 years behind bar. 104 convicts will be released over the coming months. >> the dow jones closed at a high - up 111 points. investors expect the fed once again to delay plans to scale back the bond buying program. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is next. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case the
with the site should be fixed by the end of november. >> america's spy chief denies reports the nsa eavesdropped on thousands in france and spain. >> keith alexander says they conduct legal activities and makes no apology. the director. nsa told a house intelligence committee that he would rather face a public media bashing than give up a program that could stop a terror attack. >> a year after the superstorm sandy in new jersey, more work is needed for rebuilding. $65 billion in damage was caused. the governor and mayor toured the storm-struck region. >> the dow jones hit a high on tuesday. investors are expect ght the federal reserve to delay plans to scale back the bond-buying program when it wraps up its 2-day policy meeting. those are the latest headlines. ♪ >> on america tonight, booze and bad behavior, how they play a roll arole as rapist target victims. a startling look at the hook up culture. it documen doesn't matter what . everybody does it. >> also tonight. so sorry. the >> thisinitial experience has not lived up to our expectation or the expectations of the american people. >> vis
can succeed. >>> if recent revelations about the extent of the nsa spying abroad were meant to shame the country, it didn't work. director of national intelligence james clapper saying the u.s. had spied on foreign leaders for years. he says those countries have returned the favor drawing a cinematic comparison. >> do you believe the allies have conducted or at anytime any type of espionage activity against the united states of america our intel against services or others? >> absolutely. it reminds me of casablanca. my god, there is gambling going on here? same kind of thing. >> on what ground? >> i'm shocked to find gambling is going on in here. >> your winnings, sir. >> thank you very much. everybody out. >> a great scene. without giving specifics, clapper suggested the overseas operations shouldn't have come as a surprise to the white house. meanwhile, nsa director keith alexander flatly denied reports that the u.s. had collected data from millions of phone calls in france and spain. he says the information was not taken from citizens but from europe's own foreign service agencies
responsibility for many things lately, the nsa scandal in particular, so we need to see him take responsibility as well. this has got to be fixed and fixed fast. >> jeanie and jason thank you. our live coverage now is over. ♪ ♪ >> one year after the superstorm sandy the eastern seaboard is still recovering. after billions were pledged for the recovery why are so many people still homeless and why has so little of the money basketbalbasketballbeenspent. >> president obama's tenure has seen it's share of controversy. how is his approval rating so high is he the second teflon president. >> and hard-core fans spend countless hours into the fantasticsy football league should they be able to spend money and b bye buy shares. >> we begin with superstorm sandy. 12 months after the storm batter theebattered the northeast. many are still waiting to rebuild. al jazeera reports from a stat staton island neighborhood that turned out to be the deadliest place to be in new york. in 2012. one year later recovery seems unlikely if not impossible. some chose to spend the day in somber reflection. >> terrible
a message to the nsa. what about the spying on allies? plus... wall street record. stocks to all all time high. invasion of the locust. >> we begin with pay policy jeez and anger over the affordable care act. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults run much deeper. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard f
griffin, thank you. coming up, u.s. government accused of spying on yahoo! and google and now the nsa is pushing back. plus dr. sanjay gupta was the last journalist to have an exclusive interview with kathleen sebelius. is her message about obama care better today than it was last week when he sat down with her? sanjay standing by to join us live. #%tia[ >>> new developments in the scandal over u.s. government spying. also new allegations the ns after the tapped in to yahoo! and google communications which are used by hundreds of millions of people.nd google communicati are used by hundreds of millions of people.the tapped in to yaho google communications which are used by hundreds of millions of people.apped in to yahoo! and g communications which are used by hundreds of millions of people. jim sciutto is working the story for us. the "washington post" reports the nsa infiltrated links to yahoo! and google, servers globally that the agency is using this practice to get around port approved process. you've been investigating. what have you found? >> the story in effect is that they ha
as it turned out and what about the pesky nsa story? >>> you can't -- >> keep this promise to the american people, if you like >> the last few weeks, has it been as i said a comedian's dream? >> they said that about everything. it's always a comedian's dream. that's what we do, we work hard and that the our job. it's not crazier than a month ago. the republicans were on the the hot seat and washington is always a comedian's dream. that's why i got into this business. >> is it any worse than it's always been? in reality, you've covered this for so long. what do you think? >> the country in general is on a decline. i do. as british, you probably understand that. yeah, i think -- i remember 20 years ago, the first issue is are people getting stupider? they were then and still are. i can't imagine how stupid they must have gotten. it's sure hard if you're a politician, not that i'm really that sympathetic to them to try to get information into people's heads. i don't think obama should have lied to people. >> first of all, insurance companies are always dropping people from plans this goes on
and respond. >>> important news. new questions about nsa spoiing and how much the president knew about it. we'll debate about it. was the commander in chief kept in the dark again. >>> plus you heard from republican congressman lee terry and we'll hear from a democratic counterpart on the committee. were enough questions answered as the secretary faced a grilling? >> there is a famous movie called the wizard of oz. there is a line. dorothy turns to the dog toto. toto, we are not in kansas anymore. madam kansas, you are from kansas, but you are not in kansas anymore. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. medicare open enrollment.oup. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> the washington post against administration and presiden
for the term "highway robbery ". >>> a report says nsa broke into the fiber optic cables connecting google and yahoo data centers around the world the report comes from documents obtained from edward snow den indicating national security agency is scooping up millions of e mail records from yahoo and google's networks. nsa denies claims. yahoo says it has not given access to its data centers and google said it's outraged by the government's parent actions. >> the nsa apparent controversy brought german officials to the white house, they met with some of the president's top advisors discussing reports that the u.s. spied on dozens of leaders from allied countries >> reporter: outrage over the nsa surveillance program. members of the european parliament met with some of president obama's top aides at the white house, discussing spying programs focussed on elected officials and citizens abroad. >> i hope the outcome of the visit is not one to lecture the united states on anything. or to threaten the united states. >> reporter: one week after reports surfaced the u.s. tapped personal cell ph
intelligence services and not collected by the nsa. >> that could complicate the situation for several foreign leaders who have criticized the obama programs and recent disclose years about spying were meant a to shame america's top spy, it didn't work. here's nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: under fiemp frre fe moment they walked in, they were protesting about spying. but america's spy agencies were not apologizing to anyone, claiming, instead, all countries spy. >> some of this remind me of the classic movie "casablanca," my god, there is gambling going on here, it's the same kind of thing. >> do you believe the alloys have conducted at any time -- allies have conducted at any time spying on us or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> reporter: they don'ted reports of mass phone records on millions of people in spain and france. france's president and germany and more than 30 leaders in all, an invasion of privacy the u.s. has not denied. what the administration will not explain is how president obama did not know as the white house claims. >> if the president didn't know, he certainly should have
: current and former officials say obama may not have known about merkel, but would know that the nsa spied on foreign leaders, including friends. >> the president then, his national security council would be well aware of the types of targets the nsa was targets. that could include allies in europe. >> reporter: merkel, the ally's most powerful politician, grew up in east germany, famous for spying on the citizens, but being eavesdropped by the u.s.? >> don't underestimate her. she has a long memory, and i think it will be a harsh problem for the american/german relations for the next years. >> reporter: the white house is trying to curb the way they control mass records especially here at home. that in the face of growing criticism that america's spy agencies have gone rogue. brian? >> andrea mitchell at the state department for us tonight. andrea, thanks. >>> back to the issue that brings us here in breezy point, this section of coastal new york city. we could not have stood here at the height of the storm that started a year ago tonight. as storms go, remember it was only a category 1.
and the head of the nsa to answer critics. james clapper insisted that he was following orders on the bugging of leaders, to give the president the best information possible on his foreign counterparts. >> as long as i have been in the intelligence business, 50 years, leadership intentions, in whatever form it's expressed is kind of a basic tenant of what we are to collect and analyse. >> on recent allegations that the united states was collecting millions of phone records in france and spain, the head of the nsa offered this defense. >> this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our country, and in support of military operations. >> for the last several month, documents that the whistleblower edward snowden leaked showed a dragnet beyond france and spain. it's failed to become a major issue in washington. the bugging of angela merkel's phone received attention because the strategic implications of being caught. the focus worries a visiting delegation of european parliament airians investigating
center for the search engine giant and the nsa may know some of google's secrets. the nsa has reportedly secretly broken into the main communications link that connect google and yahoo!centers around the world. according to the washington post, the agency has processed millions of records ranging from metadata such as audio and video. the text sites those from edward snowden. >>> people driving on the san mateo bridge might see some unusual work going on with the transmission lines running next to the bridge. pg&e linemen are hanging from helicopters as they replace the high-capacity electric lines that cross the bay. it's called long lining. that was going on this morning on one of the towers at the west side of the bridge nearest foster city. >> this is actually practice -- this is a practice that pg&e pioneered. we were the first to use long lining and have used it for a number of years. it's the most effective way to replace transition lines in conditions like this. >> the work is part of a $10 million project scheduled to wrap up by the end of the year. >>> state lawmakers are consi
of foreign leaders is a top tenet of intelligence aims and the head of the nsa rejected the false media reports in france, spain, italy. the data on tens of miles of telephone calls per month have been gathered. bbc.com >> these are patriots that come to work every day saying how can we defend this country and protect our civil liberties and privacy. nothing that has been released has shown that we are trying to do something illegal or unprofessional. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental given in the intelligence business. leadership intentions, no matter what level, can the military leaders as well. alliesyou believe the have conducted any espionage activity against the united states? >> absolutely. >> not only the activities that the u.s. intelligence committee are under scrutiny, russia has denied reports -- has reports that they spied on delegates at the g 20 summit in st. petersburg. there were two newspapers in italy that had the suggestion of the discovery of these devices have come through the president of the european
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